It is easy to understanding the growing popularity of bamboo flooring over the last few years as it ticks a number of boxes in terms of looks, durability and maintenance qualities as well as offering good value for money compared to hardwood flooring.
Bamboo flooring also has excellent eco-friendly credentials which certainly matters to many consumers these days. Prices can vary according to a number of different factors so here is a look at what aspects or features will influence or determine the price you pay for your bamboo flooring.
The grade and quality of the bamboo flooring that you want in your home should be discussed with a knowledgeable suppler such as Bamboozle, as there are a number of different qualities and grade of bamboo flooring available on the market, so you should not just make your decision on price and appearance alone, as looks can sometimes be deceptive.
A good quality supplier will be more than happy to discuss with you critical aspects such as quality, the source of the bamboo, what warranty is being offered, which can be a good indication of the confidence behind the product, and what installation practices the supplier abides by.
As part of a greater need than ever before to protect our environment, it makes sense to know whether your bamboo flooring is fully compliant with formaldehyde emissions requirements and you should also be aware that the quality and type of resins used during the manufacturing process will have a direct impact on the price that you pay for your flooring product.
Resins are used during the construction of your bamboo flooring product and they are used to bond the bamboo strips together in order to form the floorboards. These resins have an organic compound in them called formaldehyde and this acts as a preservative and also a glue. It is advisable to check that your flooring meets the Australian standard of low-formaldehyde emissions but if you buy from a reputable flooring company this should not be an issue.
The structure of your bamboo flooring is another significant factor that will affect the price that you pay for your flooring. The reason for this is that some bamboo flooring products such as astrand woven bamboo floor uses more raw materials than some other types and has a longer manufacturing process, all of which has an impact on the total cost for supplying this flooring to you.
Type of finish
It is always advisable to inquire about the quality of the finish that has been used in the production process of a bamboo floor. If the finish is subsequently found to be of poor quality then your floor may end up cracking, splitting, peeling or chipping, so the quality will determine the price you and cutting corners in this area is not recommended as it will probably turn out to be a false economy.
Having taken the time to choose the right bamboo flooring for your home the last thing you want to do is potentially ruin that investment by suffering from a poor installation method.
A high-quality and professional installation of your flooring should be reflected in the price that you pay and as you have already made a significant investment it makes sense to ensure that you use someone who is suitably skilled to install your bamboo floor to the highest standard, so that it can give you many years of pleasure with a great look and performance.
Take these factors into account when choosing your bamboo flooring and you should be rewarded with a product and finish that will enhance the look of your home.
GUEST BLOGGER: Mark Hutchison has a passion for beautiful flooring. As a owner and manager of flooring stores, he knows the smart options for eco-friendly and design-inspiring floors.